Ben Affleck has not had the easiest time lately. The actor took on the role of Batman for both Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice followed by Justice League and had to face personal demons, some of which he recently opened. Now that Affleck has moved away from the Dark Knight, there are several fascinating projects on the horizon, including a collaboration with Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and best friend Matt Damon with the title The Last Duel . You might think that Affleck's long career made him immune to nerves, but apparently that's far from it, especially when it comes to this upcoming film.
"I'm a little nervous. Because I never did. It's 1386, so it's like armor and swords and the like. But it was a real pleasure to work with Matt and Nicole Holofcener who wrote the script wrote with us. [Matt and I] kept saying, "Why didn't we do it? More often?" We were just lucky that our schedules crossed, so to speak, that we had some time to share. We have Ridley Scott as director. And Jodie Comer is in the film, that's very exciting, and Adam [Driver]. "
The last duel is a great collaboration and brings the actor for the first time in the medieval genre. It takes place in 14th century France and tells the true story of two knights Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris. After Jean de Carrouges accused Jacques Le Gris of raping his wife, King Charles VI sanctioned. A duel between the two. Affleck will play a supporting role in the film, but is also heavily involved as one of the screenwriters, along with Good Will Hunting writing partner Matt Damon.
The project finds Affleck back together buddy Matt Damon which could be one of the reasons why he has a few annoying butterflies in his stomach next to the backdrop of the film. Although the couple had already teamed up for the HBO series Project Greenlight in 2015, The Last Duel marked the first film collaboration between long-time friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon since 2004 Jersey Girl . It is also the first time that the couple has co-written anything since their Oscar Good Will Hunting . So expectations are inevitably high, which is at least in part for the nervousness of the actor.
Matt Damon previously gave us an insight into the writing process behind The Last Duel which also includes Can You Ever Forgive me? writer Nicole Holofcener.
"It's this really interesting story of perspective, so Ben and I wrote the male perspective and Nicole the female perspective. I'm looking forward to doing it next year."